Thomas Raddall

2015 Season - May 15 – Oct 12

Park Info:Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore, Thomas Radddall Provincial Park is a nature lovers' haven. The park is just across the harbour from Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct National Park, and there are four migratory seabird sanctuaries nearby.

With over 650 ha (1,600 acres) the park offers visitors a wide range of outdoor experiences, including hiking, camping, picnicing, sight seeing, or relaxing on the beach.

Facilities and Services
The park offers a large campground with a total of 82 sites (13 walk-in), picnic areas, and three unsupervised beaches. It also features both walk-in and drive-up camping sites, beautiful white sand beaches, and walking and cycling trails.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2015. See Reservations for details and conditions.

Walk in Tenting
Two walk in tenting areas are located app. 100 - 200 meters from designated parking areas and pit privies. Both sites are situated in a mixed wood semi-barren setting with equal walking distances to a central washroom facility.
Coastal Loop - tenting area overlooks a "Freshwater Fen" close to the camper beach (150m). It is accessed by a multi use trail.
Woodland Site - in tenting area offers a more enclosed or secluded feeling, it is situated on the coastal lowland area of the park but a little further inland.

Campsites are generally small in size; are tucked into the landscape to accentuate landscape features. Inland hiking trail opportunities are accessible from both areas. ( Click here to see larger version)

Programs and Events

12 PM
Lunch on the Beach

Join the Thomas Raddall Provincial Park staff as we host an invitation to "Lunch on the beach" to celebrate Labour Day weekend.  Come and enjoy a free BBQ with hot dogs and cold drinks!  Meet at Scotch Point Beach (campers'beach). Bring sunscreen, hats, water and lots of enthusiasm!  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email


TBA (Low tide)
Beach Day

Join us during low tide at Scotch Point Beach for our annual sand sculpture contest.  This is a "children only" event.  Prizes will be awarded. One entry per campsite. Timing of the sculpture contest depends on low tide.  Pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather.  Bring beach attire, towels, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snacks and sand sculpture building tools.  Please note that regular camping fees apply.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Pre-register by phoning the park at (902) 683-2664 or email  


8 PM
Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Trick or treaters, young and old, join us for our closing weekend. Campsite decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest and our 3rd annual staff pumpkin carving contest. Judges will be making their rounds at sun down. Winners of all contests will be announced at 8 PM at the Trailhead Building. Bring your Halloween decorations and pumpkins to carve.  Don't forget about candy for the little trick or treaters!   Please note that regular camping fees apply.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email


Nearby Attractions

Liverpool (32 km)
  • Hank Snow Country Music Centre
  • Liverpool Historical Walking Tours
  • Perkins House Museum

Shelburne (32 km)
  • The Dory Shop Museum (40 km)
  • Black Loyalists Heritage Society (45 km)


Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct (10 km)

Liverpool Golf & Country Club (17 km)

Summerville Beach Provincial Park

For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

How to Find Us

Located 4 km (2 mi.) south of Highway 103, the Lighthouse Route, the park is 29 km (18 mi.) west of Liverpool and 41 km (26 mi.) east of Shelburne. Exit Highway 103 in Port Joli at the Port L'Herbert turn-off. Our civic address is: 529 Raddall Road Park, East Port l'Hebert.

Thomas Raddall

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GPS Coordinates

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64°55' 10.90" W

43°50' 41.22" N


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